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TocoVit - Liquid Vitamin E From Wheat Germ Oil

Discussion in 'IdeaLabs' started by haidut, May 6, 2016.

  1. Dan Wich

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    Intriguing stuff, thanks as usual Haidut. I'll share this, I bet there's tons of people that would like to experiment with it.

    Do you know the approximate ratio of the different tocopherols? Do you think it includes any significant amount of tocotrienols?
     
  2. Kennya

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    Does the Tocovit need to be mixed with anything like olive or coconut oil for smooth application? Or is straight application sufficient?
     
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    "the supplement should be kept in a dark location at room temperature to maintain its liquid form and proper vitamin E content"

    If I buy multiple bottle, can I keep the spares in the fridge? the wording of "maintain proper vitamin E content" has me wondering.
     
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    Can you post the analysis?
     
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    I don't think there are any significant amounts of tocotrienols. The breakdown is roughly 60% alpha tocopherol, 20% delta tocopherol, 10% gamma tocopherol and 10% beta tocopherol. I will post a more specific analysis in the original post when I get the formal paperwork from the vendor.
     
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    haidut

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    It already has some MCT to make it more liquid. But it is still mostly the actual vitamin E product and I know Ray said for topical absorption a 50% / 50% mix is best. So, you may want to add about as much olive or coconut oil as the liquid in the bottle, which is 30ml.
     
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    haidut

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    Vitamin E, just like vitamin K and vitamin B2 is sensitive to bright sunlight. So, it's best kept in the dark. Yes, you can keep the bottles in the fridge but it may solidify. I have not tried it in the fridge so don't know for sure what will happen :)
     
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    Sure, waiting on the formal paperwork from the vendor.
     
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    Just a note, the link for Tocovit on the idealabsdc site goes to the Mitolipin page. o_O
     
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    Thanks for letting me know, I just fixed it!
     
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    This sounds amazing! Definitely going to buy this when I get paid next. That being said, I know you cannot sanction internal use, but do you think it would be a terrible thing to put the drops (even half a dose) in a gelatin capsule and gulp it down? Or do you think it would be more effective as a topical agent? I would be nervous it would all end up on my clothing, like Progest-E.
     
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    Oh, I think it would be very effective orally, in a capsule or just as the pure liquid. I just can't endorse such use :)
     
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    P.S. @haidut. Do you know a comparative analysis of a Vitamin E oil from Wheat Germ versus Palm Oil? I believe Palm Oil is rich in Tocotrienols. Perhaps it is worthwhile incorporating both kinds into the supplemental routine?
     
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    I guess I will have to be a guinea pig then :) I love Vitamin E.
     
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    Sounds really great. I'm a massage therapist and my clients trust me to make suggestions about various alternatives...I've been meaning to ask you how I might offer some of your suppliments. This looks like a great addition to ease up extra seretonin.
    Fingers crossed.

    Good luck!
     
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    Well, there are no retsrictions on reselling and since there is no logo on the bottles the clients won't even know these are supplements from another vendor. As far as I know some people already do that - i.e. they have fitness or nutritional consulting practice and re-sell our supplements. It does not really matter to me as long as people are getting good results :)
     
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    Since it derives from wheat germ oil, is there any chance it could be problematic for gluten sensitive or celiac individuals?
     
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    I see, and it wouldn't go back to normal at room temp, right?
     
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    Haidut - you're the bomb! TocoVit in my mailbox this morning!!
    :thankyou :dancingsmileyman
     
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    I guess it is possible, but the vendor told me that all potential allergens have been removed. I would start low and increase if there are no signs of allergy.
     
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